The Madīnian Polity: Visions of Islamic Governance

Key Dates


23/05/21 Registration is OPEN
28/06/21 First Discussion

28 June 2021 – 24 July 2021

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday


5:45pm – 8:15pm


Māwardi Global Classroom,
Level 1, Institute of Policy Studies,
ILIA Building,
Universiti Brunei Darussalam


This is a 12-discussion, Master’s level course towards understanding the epistemological underpinnings of an Islamic System of Governance (ISG). Based on the Prophetic Madīnian Polity, participants will delve into the concept of Islamic Governance, the application of such a system, its challenges and potentials, beyond the theoretical, and into its operationalisation in the contemporary context.


Successful participants will be able to understand the operational dynamics, and strategies, towards achieving the objectives (Maqāṣid) of an Islamic System of Governance in a multi-religious and multi-cultural contemporary context. 

Discussion Topics 


D1 Madīnian Polity
D2 The Maqāsid of the Sharī’ah
D3 The Concept of State
D4 The Theology of Governance
D5 Governance & Juristic Opinion
D6 Value-Driven Governance
D7 Governance & the Cultural Context
D8 Roles, Responsibilities, & Obligations
D9 The IG Delivery System
D10 Non-Muslims in an ISG
D11 The Concept of Shūrā
D12 Of Leaders and Leadership


Important Information




Fees and Registration


Category Price
Students/UBD Staff BND150.00
UBD Alumni BND300.00
Public Individual BND500.00
Online participants BND600.00




Institute of Policy Studies


Contact Details


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